Formerly known as Made By A, Artefact was founded in 2017 by designer Amelia Hancock, from what was envisioned at the time as little more than a 'side project'. It was in the midst of Amelia's studies in fashion that she became curious about metal as a medium and through self-tuition, made her foray into jewellery making.
As many budding craftspeople do, Amelia's work first flourished at a local artists' market before the business quickly called for something bigger and shifted into a collaborative studio that housed other emerging brands and designers. Now with a bricks and mortar flagship store, and a skilled team within it, Artefact looks a little different to the one-woman show that was it's inception.
While the brand and its offering has evolved since the humble beginnings, and the team have expanded the parameters, Amelia's ideologies have remained true from the very start; to create objects of permanence that invite sentimentality. Objects made by human beings for other human beings to love and pass on.